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nbc bay area news starts now. >> right now at 11:00, clearing out the jungle. san jose crews move in on the country's largest homeless encampment. plus -- >> at this time we recommend we scrap tonight's operation. >> launch scrubbed. the reason behind nasa's new spacecraft is still on the ground and how long we have to wait for an historic liftoff. and a bay area officer is hit and run over. now the hunt is on for the person who did it. good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm scott mcgrew. let's start with the scrubbed launch. wind gusts forcing the launch
team to call off today's historic attempt to send orion into space. we watched live from nasa ames in mountain view. you were there. >> i was there. people were very disappointed, but we want to get started with jay gray at kennedy space center, where he says nasa will try the launch again tomorrow. >> reporter: the orion launch and the future of deep space exploration has been put on hold for at least one more day. >> we are extending the hold at this time. >> reporter: first it was a boat that drifted in, then ground winds, and finally a fuel valve pressure issue that ultimately cancelled today's launch. >> we are scrubbed for today. we're proceeding to operation 80 scrub detank operations. >> reporter: teams have worked through the valve issue and will try again for launch tomorrow morning. >> we're off today, going to execute the same procedures that we did after that last attempt, and very confident we're going to be able to exonerate the
hardware. >> reporter: when orion does leave, it will make two laps around the earth, climbing to 3,600 miles above the planet, 15 times higher than the international space station. then rushing back at more than 20,000 miles an hour as it reenters the atmosphere, slowing down to less than 20 miles an hour before splash down in the pacific ocean. >> please set up for 24-hour recycle. >> reporter: but for now, orion and the promise of deep space travel remains idle. jay gray, nbc news, kennedy space center. >> i know you know this, there was this groan of disappointment when the orion launch was scrubbed. >> folks got up really early to watch this. several dozen people were up in the dark to watch the launch together from the visitors center there, and there were, of course, folks who just love space exploration, but also folks from nasa ames, which helped test the aerodynamics in mountain view and people from lockheed in sunnyvale, that
developed heat shields from keeping the craft from burning up before it splashes down in the pacific. >> we'll keep an eye on it tomorrow. in the meantime, a developing story in san leandro, where an officer was hit by a car on broadmoor avenue. this is just off bancroft. stephanie chuang is live at the scene. steph, this started when officers approached a suspicious car. apparently, they were right. >> reporter: that's right. good morning to you, scott. i want to say the driver who ran over this police officer is still on the run. the police officer and investigators are still here on the 600 block of broadmoor. they canvassed this entire stretch looking for evidence. it began with a report after 7:00 this morning in this quiet neighborhood of two people sleeping in a car unfamiliar to those who live on the street. an officer responded and discovered the car was reported stolen out of oakland november 29th. when the police officer approached, the male passenger who witnesses describe in his late teens, early 20s, took off.
a second officer arrives, approaches the driver who's in the car, police say that's when he hit the officer with the car, runs him over, flees towards oakland in the vehicle. at some point, one or both officers shot at the driver, but investigators say that part remains unclear. >> there is no doubt in my mind to accelerate your vehicle to run a person over, whether it's a police officer or anybody, we know what kind of damage a car can do to someone, and today, it landed a police officer in the hospital. >> we heard sirens and heard gunshots and then more sirens. we came downstairs and our kids were downstairs, and they -- well, they saw pretty much all of it. >> you're thinking, how can this have happened, and i have younger people living in my home that had just left, so it was just feeling very blessed that they were not there. >> reporter: and the injured officer is at a local hospital
with nonlife threatening injuries. we're told he's a 20-year veteran of the san leandro department. neighbors said they heard four to six shots this morning and crime scene techs have been out here all morning to determine that information and piece together what happened this morning. i want to show you a picture of the kind of car police are looking for. it's a 1995 nissan maxima. it's a white car license plate 3 nda 870. again, reported stolen to oakland police in november. it should have collision damage to the right front and near the headlight because it struck the officer and then parked car. there may also be bullet holes in the vehicle. back here live, officers have gone through the entire block. they say that people have come up with a lot of good information and passed it on to them, so they are feeling good about that. they do not know if the driver was hit by any of the bullets. lastly, police say other east bay law enforcement agencies are helping in this search as they
try to look for this driver. live in san leandro, stephanie chuang, nbc bay area news. >> okay, stephanie, thank you. and now to new details on that effort to clear out what is the country's largest homeless encampment. just hours ago, san jose crews moved in on the jungle. nbc bay area's nannette miranda is live along story road, and nannette, they were concerned perhaps there could be problems. how's it gone so far? there are well, kris, right now there haven't been any problems. san jose police are on stand by, the homeless are leaving voluntarily, so it hasn't been necessary to forcibly remove someone, but as you see behind me, the cleanup is still well under way. some people are upset about the way this is happening. for the homeless it was a mad dash to save their belongings. cleanup crews moved in a little after 8:00 to throw away everything, essentially dismantling what's believed to be the country's largest
homeless encampment. >> now i got people taking with me. this is all mine. that's all me. i can't take that. i can't take that. leaving my life behind. i'm ready to start over. >> reporter: homeless advocates protested the way the city is handling the shutdown of the jungle. >> this is wrong! >> reporter: teams threw away bags and bags of trash, couches, even suitcases. the city of san jose said it has to be done because it's been warned human and other waste are polluting coyote creek, which runs into the san francisco bay. >> who's to say? don't know nothing. they don't know nothing. these people deserve to have a place to go to. >> reporter: under a plan devised 18 months ago, the city has moved about 140 people into housing. the rest still don't have a plan and were still at the jungle on the very last day possible, so now they are being evicted. >> just seems and feels wrong the way this is being handled.
>> i think what's wrong is the fact people are living in unsafe, unsanitary, and unstable conditions. >> reporter: some area residents are happy the city is finally shutting the encampment down. >> i think it's a great idea. look at how dirty it is. think of the poor people that live around here. >> reporter: this is going to take some time to clean up this jungle area. the city of san jose started cleaning out the top level, the street level, first and i see they have now started making their way down the embankment, and that is actually worse in terms of the conditions, so it will take more time to clean that part out. it could take several days. patrols will come out here regularly to make sure that people don't come back to this area. in fact, there are barricades now around this area so that people don't go down there. live in san jose, nannette miranda, nbc bay area news. >> nannette, obviously, the main idea is to get these folks into permanent housing, which doesn't happen overnight, but have the homeless advocates there told
you where they think the folks are going to go if they have nowhere else to go? >> reporter: right. they timed this so that some of these people can go to the santa clara county homeless shelters, but, you know, they point out they are not using one shelter this year, the armory, so that's a lot of beds that are not available, so, you know, we interviewed a homeless person this morning who thinks this is kind of a game of whack-a-mole, you're just moving this problem down to another area of san jose. then they'll get caught and be kicked out, then be moved again to another park, so i believe they are not entirely solving the homeless problem. >> no, we saw that after they cleaned out the homeless encampment under the flight path there on holloman avenue, the folks who left there probably ended up at the jungle. we'll see where they end up next. thank you, nannette. san mateo fire chief expected in court today accused of taking part in a complicated money scheme. the head of the central county
fire department is facing several charges, including grand theft and tax evasion. his wife was arrested last year, accused of making money with fake credit cards and fake businesses. she fled the country but left behind a wallet with fake credit cards linked to her husband. a big step by the san jose police department for greater transparency. 12 officers volunteered to wear body cameras to help decide which ones could work best for this department. the city has approved buying 12 body cameras, including one model that sits on a pair of glasses. the wireless cameras will be issued to the officers as part of a pilot program. san jose police officials now talking with the police officers association about exactly how and when those cameras would be used. >> and crews still trying to repair a large sinkhole in san francisco this morning, the day after the ground opened up. >> it appeared yesterday. we showed it to you, it was amazing to see from the air. this is in the richmond district on lake avenue and sixth avenue.
the sinkhole is about the size of a small swimming pool, or around 30 feet wide. investigators say it was caused when a pipe burst after days of heavy rain. that caused some erosion. the pipe was installed almost 100 years ago. now this is a serious situation, but someone is poking fun of it on craigslist. it's an ad for a one-bedroom sinkhole for rent. it says, just opened up. you should act fast on a major busline, conveniently located next to coffee shops and golden gate park. price tag, $2,800 a month and, of course, utilities are excluded. >> all in the sell, sounds good, right, if you didn't know it was an actual sinkhole. still to come, think we're getting enough rain to get out of the drought? well, you might be surprised. new numbers from the state coming up next. meanwhile, because of that drought, we haven't had hills this green in the south bay in over two years, my friends. enjoy it.
take a look at tahoe. snow-capped mountaintops out there. a lot of people headed to tahoe. we've got a word of caution for travelers and more rain on the way. i'll let you know when it's going to fall in your backyard in just moments. plus, this is not video from the '90s. gas prices below -- are you ready? below $2. we'll tell you where after the break.
very fiery speech. translation supplied to us show putin brought up lots of patriotic themes, including the fight against hitler in the second world war and blamed western speculators for damaging the ruble. just really one more worry for our rocket program. we talked about that yesterday, and the inability to get rocket engines from russia. the ruble collapsed this week, energy prices down. remember russia, a big exporter of energy, oil and gas. russia really on the edge of recession. putin played a lot of big cards this morning, patriotism, blaming mysterious financial forces, et cetera. alarming stuff. here at home, jobs number tomorrow. 5:30 our time. early peak at the payroll numbers show overall gains may not be quite as strong as last month, but we will find out for sure tomorrow. the fed released its beige book wednesday, a peek at the economy in the various regions, including the one handled by the san francisco fed.
out west there are four kinds of jobs that have the really big growth, construction, computer programming, electronic game design, and mortgage brokers. as you know, kris, i like the beige book. it's full of interesting facts. here in the west also, hamburger sales are down, as customers in the san francisco district moved to mexican food. who knew the fed even tracked such things? >> i don't know. i like you take that giant beige book and digest it for us. >> two interesting things in there. >> then give us the cliffnotes version. speaking of tech, how about chrome for kids? google is about to roll out child-friendly versions of its popular products. starting next year, users will start to see new types of youtube, search, and chrome for kids 13 and under. the company says more and more kids are using their products, so it makes sense to make them more accessible for them. google processes about 40,000 searches a second, about 20,000 come from my daughter. you may never have to worry about cracking your iphone screen again. this week apple is granted a
patent to build a gravity defying tool into a future phone. that tool would reorient the phone, making it land on its backside, protecting the screen from shattering. according to patent documents, that tool would use air foils like the ones used in space-x rockets to change the shape, then cushion the fall. i guess you could call them icat. they land on their feet. >> or toast, butter-side down. san francisco is the most expensive city in the country to buy a home. a new study by hsh ranks 27 metro areas by how much money a person needs to afford an average-priced home. the study says you need to make $145,000 to afford a home in the city. the average-priced home costs more than $700,000. obviously, this is including apartments and things. good luck finding a house for that. you need about $3,300 a month in average for the mortgage. the top five most expensive
metro places to live, san francisco, san diego, l.a., new york, and boston. gas prices continue to fall just in time for the holidays. some folks in oklahoma city are receiving the gift of $1.99 a gallon. take a look. $1.99. the station dropped its gas price by 12 cents, this makes it the cheapest station in the country. it's also believed to be the first time in four years an american gas station has offered gas for less than $2 a gallon. although we are nearly pruned and moldy from the rain we've gotten the last few days, we are still in a drought and californians are still not doing enough to cut water consumption. that is the conclusion from regulators hoping for 20% reductions during the state's historic drought. californians cut water usage less than half of the target goal set earlier this year. some places have gotten more rain than they have over the prior year, but experts say it's still only a drop in the bucket
if a wave of winter storms do not materialize. >> i know who would know such a thing, and that is christina, and she has the radar behind her to prove it. a little bit of rain out there. >> a little bit of lingering precipitation, but i want to bring you back to yesterday when we were in the thick of it. this is from mill valley yesterday. it was really heavily flooded. i want to remind you, you guys are our weather watchers all across the board in the bay area. you see anything like this, we know you've got those smartphones. snap it, send it in, and we can share it with our viewers. let's get to it this morning. we have a lot to go over. starting with very light shower activity from san francisco, all the way down to redwood city. you might have to use windshield wipers if you're going to be headed out and about. i love the shot behind you, scott and kris, and this is it. san jose, where the hills are alive, finally getting some of those beautiful green hillsides that have been brown. and really kind of ugly over the past couple years. let me take you to dublin, where the hillsides are really looking
good. scott mcgrew likes what he sees here. you can see a lot of green. this is good news with more rain on the way. that's likely to stay. something else we haven't had an opportunity to see, look at the snow-capped mountains of the sierra nevada. you can see that snow level come down to about 6,000 feet. as we head throughout the next couple days, taking you right to the mountaintop now, you can see what they are working with. a lot of people are going to be headed to tahoe. this is live from heavenly mountain resort and you can see a lot of people out there right now. wait until this weekend. those ski slopes are going to be jumping with people trying to get out there. we have another system on the way and traveling to tahoe could be treacherous, especially through friday. for today, getting a little bit of a dry break, 64 degrees for the south bay, 67 on the east shore, and 64 degrees in san francisco. we're basically going to stay put temperaturewise today. we've already hit our highs. it's kind of soupy, still have cold air lingering from the
storm system that came through. also lingering moisture, that will be the story for today. widespread rain returns, but not until tomorrow afternoon. dry for most of tomorrow morning, as well, then we'll get an opportunity to get outdoors, drying out significantly over the course of the weekend. so let me show you on your future cast. you want to find your position in the bay area. north bay we are expecting the most rain. i stop the clock for you friday at 9:00, getting really rich moisture up in the north bay, light showers in the south bay. that clears out. by saturday at 2:00 you can get outdoors, then we have another one on the way as we meet back here on monday. so that's the good news. we're not cutting off your rain chances. nice weekend, isn't that great? clearing skies for the weekend and the rain returns on monday. that's right, we're going to have to drive to work through rain, but at least a dry weekend first, right, guys? >> i was thinking about the folks who sell christmas trees, the lots are open and the trees are soggy and nobody wants to bring a soggy tree in the house.
last five years. woods had surgery earlier this year and has only played eight events so far this season. the warriors making a cancer patient's dream come true today, kris. >> yeah, it is trent frost from melbourne, australia. he's going to be signed to a one-day contract to the team today. >> big fan of fellow australian andrew bogut. he told make-a-wish his dream is to meet bogut, attend an nba game for the first time. >> yeah, he will join the warriors in a shootout round today, then meet with the team and the coaching staff. he will have lunch with bogut and get some signed swag before sitting courtside at tonight's game against the pelicans. he has to be appropriately dressed, you know. >> such a cool team, they are just nice people. >> the dodgers trying to steal a big free agent from out underneath the giants. you remember bruce bochy flew to atlanta, try to land an all-star
pitcher, jon lester, but nbc sports reports the dodgers are now making a push trying to swoop in to steal the left-hander back. the cubs and the red sox also in the mix. lester finished last season in oakland. still to come, outrage over a new grand jury decision to not charge an officer in a suspect's death. hear from his widow next.
protests erupted across the country, including here in the bay area after a grand jury decided not to indict a new york city police officer who put an unarmed man in a chokehold, ultimately killing him. now the justice department is involved. >> that announcement comes as the nation is still on edge following the same decision in the shooting death of michael brown. sarah dollof has the story from staten island. >> reporter: throughout new york city, a new cry from
protesters -- eric garner's last words as he was forced on to the ground by police for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes last summer. the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, caused in part by what the report describes as a choke hold. a move banned by nypd policy. reaction to the grand jury's decision to not indict the officer came quickly. staged that many of the city's major landmarks, including a die-in at grand central station and a shutdown of major highways and bridges. new york's mayor cancelled an appearance at the annual rockefeller christmas tree lighting to meet with officials and clergy. >> our history, sadly, requires us to say that black lives matter. >> reporter: the officer released a statement reading in part, quote, it was never my intention to harm anyone and i feel very bad about the death of mr. garner."
according to garner's family, words far too little and too late. >> he should be here celebrating christmas and thanksgiving and everything else with his children and his grandchildren, and he can't. why? because a cop did wrong, somebody that gets paid to do right, did wrong, and he's not held accountable for it. >> reporter: now the case moves to the federal level, with u.s. attorney general eric holder promising a new investigation into garner's death. nbc news. >> the grand jury's decision has led to protests here in the bay area. late last night, a few lanes of highway 101 briefly shut down by protesters. this is 101 at university. officers were able to keep most of the crowd safe off the freeway. many of the protesters were stanford students. don't shoot! hands up! don't shoot! >> that was the scene in downtown palo alto. about 50 demonstrators taking to
university avenue and blocking the street there. they were chanting, as you might have heard, hands up, don't shoot, and also, black lives matter. >> protests in oakland, unlike some of the protests in the past week stemming from the ferguson case, no looting, no vandalism. demonstrators marched, chanted, and showed their disbelief and disappointment. >> our coverage does continue at nbcbayarea.com, where you can find more reaction to the grand jury decision, including comments from politicians and celebrities, as well. that's nbcbayarea.com. well, the flu shot may be no match for this season's flu. according to cdc doctors, only half of the latest flu virus samples matched the flu strain, that suggests the virus may have mutated. the cdc also warning doctors to be ready to give patients antiviral medications like tamiflu if necessary. a southern california woman was arrested for running a drug
lab out of her home, where she also operated a children's daycare. police found marijuana and handguns that were accessible to five young children there. police also found a pressure cooker, which was being used in a drug lab in a garage. when authorities first arrived, two children had been left unattended while the woman was picking up the other three children. all five children were under the age of 6. the home stood as a constant reminder to the sandy hook massacre, the home where adam lanza lived and shot his mom, he shot children and teachers at the elementary school two years ago. the bank took control of the house yesterday, agreed to give it to the town at no cost. the house has been vacant since the shooting. the bank admits it would have had a hard time selling it anyway. officials haven't said what they plan to do with the property, but they did tear down the elementary school. a slow moving train carrying pork derailed near a richmond
neighborhood and people who live in the area say they were lucky this time because the cargo could have been explosive. >> happened along richmond parkway. you can see one side of the railroad tracks there, there are homes never pennsylvania avenue. cheryl hurd has more. >> my concern is how hazardous is the materials and how many millions of gallons are flowing through the neighborhoods? >> reporter: he says this time his richmond neighborhood was saved. the rain car that derailed on friday right across the street from his apartment was just carrying pork. looters swarmed the neighborhood, causing a major disruption. some of them even became violent. >> other crimes, we're also a victim of that, now the victim of these railroad tracks, so we're becoming in these poor neighborhoods, a victim of everything. >> reporter: but pork isn't the only thing traveling down these tracks. almost every day trains carrying hazardous materials travel
through contra costa county. the exact number is not made public. the company that oversees trains carrying all types of commodities is called b.n.s.f. they say that two trains carrying crude oil comes through california once a month. crude oil is highly flammable. contra costa chief environmental health and hazardous materials says crews can only offload in richmond and bakersfield. >> it is a concern. one of the things for crude, it's going to be increasing the amount of crude increased probably about 25 fold. >> reporter: that's because demand is high. >> there have been derailments where there's been fires, so things are happening to beef up the train cars. >> reporter: a spokesperson says the company spent $5 billion to improve its infrastructure and expects railroad tracks in 28 states, including california. it plans to spend $6 billion to
do the same next year. but not enough for ali, the thought of a possible derailment of a train carrying dangerous chemicals is too close to home. >> what is in those containers? what is it, what will happen? >> reporter: in richmond, cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> the rail company plans to scrap the derailed boxcar and haul it away in the coming days. well, still to come, why parking in downtown palo alto is about to get either better or worse, depending on who you are. plus, honoring california's unsung heros. you may never have heard their names, but their work was key to creating the golden state. we'll show you how a bay area businessman hopes to honor them 150 years after their monumental accomplishment. and this great state of california looking a lot better due to recent rainfall. we're still getting some very light, spotty activity, widespread rain returns tomorrow, looking towards a mostly dry weekend, then we've got another round, another
thousands of them died that way. chinese laborers brought to california for the dangerous job of building a railroad through the sierra nevada mountains. >> joe rosato jr. shows us the new effort to honor those folks who helped to build california. >> reporter: in the jagged mountains of the sierra nevadas near tahoe, a place called gold run, railroad tracks wind and twist through the pines. these tracks are still in use, a living legacy of workers in the 1860s, who etched a transcontinental railroad through this difficult terrain. >> the chinese were hired as laborers. >> reporter: among the workers performing this back-breaking work, thousands of chinese immigrants. >> railroad companies scoured california for available chinese laborers. >> reporter: more than 5,000 chinese were hired to help clear the mountainous path for the iron rails. >> they were hired to haul away
dirt and gravel and rock. >> reporter: often they were assigned the most dangerous jobs. >> so chinese had to blast through those mountains to build those tunnels. >> reporter: the summit railroad tunnel near truckee is a symbol of their labor and their peril. >> so, it's estimated a couple thousand workers were killed, but they didn't keep coming. >> reporter: the sacramento railroad museum keeps some artifacts of the lives of the chinese workers, but for the most part, the details, their labor, remain ghosts among the granite and pine. >> there are payroll records that the central pacific railroad company kept, but there are no full names. >> reporter: a small plaque at a rest stop near gold run honors the lives of the chinese workers, but san francisco businessman steven lee doesn't think it's enough. >> i think the railroad workers deserve better than a rock and plaque. >> reporter: he is raising money to build a larger monument at
the same rest stop. >> i think they are deserving to have some place that we can go and have a reference point to and maybe offer a prayer. >> reporter: lee is hoping to raise $400,000 to build the monument by 2019, which marks the 150th anniversary of the railroad. >> hopefully, with a monument, now we can finally tell the story. >> reporter: stanford university has launched a research program to try and gather stories of chinese workers that might have been passed down through generations. >> most chinese either worked on the railroads or as miners, and our family did both. >> reporter: these sisters are scouring their own histories for a connection to the chinese workers. >> when you look at a history book, there's very little written about the chinese, like overlooked like it never happened. >> reporter: but there is hope this footnote in california's history will soon be replaced with its own detailed chapter, rescuing the forgotten story from these mountains of california's past.
joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. we do have some breaking news for you, south bay been rattled by an earthquake, 3.2-quake hit eight miles west of morgan hill. we're checking with police to see if there are injuries or damage to buildings. when we know something, we'll tell you right away. palo alto is trying to solve its parking crisis. the city is adopting a new parking program to keep commuters out of its neighborhoods. ian cole explains how it will affect workers and the folks who ride caltrain, as well. >> reporter: no matter where you go in downtown palo alto, it seems everyone is looking for a parking spot. since most areas only allow two-hour parking, many people who work downtown or want to stay longer look to neighborhoods for free spots. that's about to change. the city council just passed a residential parking permit program starting in the spring, drivers who want to park for work or extended hours will need a permit. >> we don't really regulate parking anywhere in the
neighborhoods, and so this program would begin to regulate parking for people who don't live here. >> reporter: which means you'll need a permit for the areas shaded in green within the blue boundary, residents will receive one free permit. workers will have to pay $100 to $466 per year, depending on their income. >> a lot of the people working here are working on minimum wage or a bit above, and starting to pay permits or paying for parking in garages is going to be kind of a problem. >> reporter: caltrain commuters who grab a spot in the neighborhoods won't be able to get a permit, instead they'll have to park in the caltrain lot. city leaders say they worked with businesses and employees on the decision. they say it will ease congestion and steer drivers towards the largely empty parking garages downtown, and away from the homes of people like sylvia. >> people over there, they don't stop for the stop sign, you have less of that. it would be a good thing,
because we would have less traffic here. >> reporter: in palo alto, ian cole, nbc bay area news. well, a popular holiday trend has become an inspiration for a store in dallas. >> one man is taking ugly christmas sweaters to an entirely new level. >> welcome. did you come here to win it? >> reporter: he's a bit obsessed with sweaters. >> we price them by ugliness. >> reporter: the uglier, the better. and if they make noise, even better yet. >> this is probably a level three christmas sweater. this is not a level five, not a level two, it's a level three, but only because of the bells. >> reporter: he has more than 1,000 sweaters on the sales floor, another 8,000 in the back. what do you tell people like me who try to see the positive in everything and come in and say, i like it, it's not ugly? >> usually the people who say that are in their 60s or 70s and they are sweet little old
ladies. >> reporter: he spent more than $100. >> worth it. >> reporter: why is it worth it? >> it's my brother and he's graduating this winter, so -- and he likes ugly stuff. >> what i like about this one is it has an ugly christmas sweater on an ugly christmas sweater. >> reporter: he even wrote and recorded an ugly christmas sweater song. >> singi inin i if you want a sweater, better get in soon. how many hours a day do you do this dance? >> can't even track it. >> reporter: the store is only open for another month. >> it don't matter if i'm good or bad because santa brought a sweater that is really rad. >> can you buy irony? you can. >> you can, you can. >> purchase, yeah. >> you know what, tech museum in san jose are hosting a party on saturday, or a workshop, so you can make your ugly sweater uglier with lights and stuff. >> kind of cool.
>> yeah. check in with christina. >> nice to see the blue banners, christina, not the red ones. >> it is nice to get a break from the heavy rainfall in the bay area, although we needed it. we've got a really great story to tell. this is factoring in all the rain that we've had this season, so far and basically for this season we are at 190% of normal in mountain view, and a lot of this has to do with the rain that just came through over the past fur days. san jose, we're well above average, 164%, and even in san francisco, 6.79 for the season so far, so just under 7 inches, 137% of average. obviously, a lot more digging to go when it comes to getting out of this drought, but the good news is, we've got more rain on the way. i want to show you healdsburg this morning. this time lapse shows the intervals of clouds and sun. throughout the afternoon, maybe you'll have to use your windshield wipers for five to
ten minutes as you head out and about, but if you are going to be taking a walk, walk the dog or go for a run, do count on a few very light showers coming through. nothing heavy. that returns tomorrow. as we get into this afternoon, though, you will see the clouds make way to mostly sunny conditions. i've got to show you the san francisco rainbow showing up in the downtown cam. remember, if you get these pictures, if you catch something in the weather area and you want to show us, please, send it and we'll share it with the entire bay area on our facebook page, website, or here on what i like to call the magic call. lingering showers for today. into your friday, heavy, widespread rain returns, although this next system not packing nearly the punch we had to deal with over the past couple days. as we get into your weekend, we're going to dry you out. you will have turns to get outdoors. sunday looks like the better day overall, but even saturday, plenty of opportunities in the afternoon hours. let me move forward in time on your future cast, stop the clock at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning,
meet back for today in the bay, it's going to be mostly clear at that point. we continue to move you forward in time, stop it again at 4:00 p.m., when the heavy stuff starts to move through and continue through the overnight hours, before all this moisture makes its way over tahoe, where a lot of people are going to be headed. if you are one of those people headed to the slopes, make sure you're aware that you're going to be driving through pretty heavy rain at times and gusty wind, until you leave saturday afternoon, then things are looking calm. that's your best travel condition day, but count on a lot of traffic and company. haven't had conditions like this in years. you know what i'm talking about, snowboarders and skiers. friday to saturday, starting to clear out a bit. the good news is, we're going to get a nice dry day for sunday before rain returns on monday, and, yeah, with this rain coming in, cold and flu season making an impact here at nbc bay area. sorry for my nasally ways, but i'm going to take care of that tonight. yeah, pain reliever and a lot of
rest, guys, a lot of rest, tylenol, my friend tonight. >> you've been working very hard, you have the sniffles. laura has the sniffles. >> laura has terrible sniffles. still to come, nbc's live persian of peter pan tonight. we'll have a preview coming up. coming up after nbc bay area news at 11:00, access hollywood live, followed by days of our lives at 1:00 p.m.
play bond for the fourth time. you may recall spectre was in the earlier bond films. the new film will be released next year. >> i like the car. >> i do, too. just about a year ago, nbc scored a huge audience with its live primetime production of "the sound of music," and the network is now looking for more success tonight with its live version of "peter pan." >> christopher walken stars as captain hook and in the title role, allison williams. mark barger has a preview. >> reporter: months of training and rehearsals culminate tonight. >> a lot of people will tune in to watch me hit a wall or something. >> reporter: the title role in "peter pan" puts the co-star of hbo's "girls" squarely in the spotlight. >> i know there are mixed feelings when it was announced i was going to play peter, shocker, that's okay. i just hope that i prove them wrong.
>> reporter: the man who's playing captain hook is confident she will. >> i think she's wonderful, you know, she looks great and she has a voice that's really kind of a gift from god. >> reporter: this enduring story about never growing up had special appeal for walken. he's been in show business since age 5. >> actors got to work the play, and i don't really know if anybody else does that. >> reporter: and getting the chance to play alongside walken has been a thrill for williams. >> he's an unbelievable force. he can look at you and convey any number of emotions without saying a word or moving a muscle. >> reporter: no doubt there will be a range of emotions tonight for this one-time live performance. >> it's more like a football game or something. frankly, it's intimidating. >> this is big. this is big, big, big. >> reporter: and it's the newest chapter in the "peter pan" legacy. mark barger, nbc news. >> that's cool. we won't watch it because we'll be -- >> past our bedtime. a big late night
announcement, jimmy fallon and his wife are welcoming another daughter. >> they kept the pregnancy under wraps, but francis cole fallon was born yesterday morning, weighing in at five pounds, 11 ounces. fallon sent a tweet saying, "franny sends her thanks." his first girl was born last year. it has been a very big year for jimmy fallon. he was named entertainer of the year. >> we'll be back in just a minute.
the world's most complete fossil of the stegosaurus now on display. >> standing 18 feet long, ten feet tall, researchers say they don't know whether it was male or female, but say the dinosaur was a young adult when it died. it's just one of a handful of specimens in existence and the largest set of fossils from the same animal found to date. researchers say more than 80% of its bones are present. stegosaurus was originally dug up at a quarry a year ago in wyoming. thank you for joining us. our next newscast is at 5:00. >> get the news any time of day, nbcbayarea.com. hope you have a great day, enjoy the sunshine. see you tomorrow.
♪ ♪ we're live in five, four, three, two, one! ♪ ♪ ♪ sleigh bells ring ♪ are you listening ♪ in the lane ♪ snow is glistening ♪ a beautiful sight ♪ we're happy tonight ♪ walking in a winter wonderland ♪ >> well, kind of a surreal scene last night. lady gaga and tony bennett trying to bring some holiday cheer, while protesters are a block away. welcome to "access hollywood live," i'm billy bush. >> and i'm kit hoover. the tree-lighting tradition coinciding with protesters in the street, all over the grand jury clearing a cop